Since its foundation in 1998 Atdec has been dedicated to sustainable product design and development.
Designed for Disassembly
All Atdec products are designed in order to minimise their impact on the environment. As such, all Atdec products are "Designed for Disassembly" (DFD). DFD means making products that can be taken apart easily for recycling at the end of their life. Processes are as follows:
- Components which are of adequate quality can be refurbished or reused.
- Metallic parts can be separated easily into categories which increases their recycling value.
- Disassembled plastic parts can be easily removed and recycled, or disposed
Designed for Durability, Strength and Extended use
Atdec is committed to sustainability and through the use of new and innovative technologies we improve the quality, durability, environmental compatibility, and affordability of our products. Our products go through a testing of 20,000 repetitive movements to ensure the mechanisms work as intended even in intensive use environments.
Atdec makes full use of recyclable and recycled materials where possible. Aluminium, steel and plastics are the materials of preference for all Atdec products because of their inherent recycling properties in addition to their performance properties. Aluminium in particular has a high value as a scrap metal and is therefore one of the primary metals in all Atdec products. The steel used in our products is relatively easy to separate through magnetic extraction, and it is the world's most commonly recycled material. For our packaging we use recyclable paper made of recycled materials wherever possible.
The RoHS Directive
The RoHS Directive stands for the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. This Directive bans the placing in many international markets of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. Whilst Atdec products are not in fact "electrical equipment", they often fall under this category and Atdec ensures compliance with the RoHS Directive.